Horsing around between Twitter, spam, blogs, and inspiration

Storytelling by Twitter mixed with storytelling by blogs: Horse eComics is a series of short comic strips, drawing and plot inspired by text from a Twitter spam account.

Confused? Let me try that again.  Start with a spammish Twitter account, Horse eBooks, which “posts random excerpts from its online book database.”  Inspired by that, Burt Durand draws short cartoons about each, then posts them to his Tumblr blog, Horse_eComics.

Here’s an example, two strips based on one spamTweet:

Sometimes the results are bracingly surreal:

As per usual for social media storytelling, these Tumblr posts can be shared, copied, commented on, and built upon (as here).

(thanks to Jesse Walker)

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